Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What's going on in this sewing room?

Phew. Wednesday. First off I have to show off the finished Morning Star Quilt for the La Tierra Charter School Raffle. This is my second FMQ and for this one I did all over swirls. I am getting the hang of it. My stitches are finally looking regular! It feels SO liberating to FMQ at home.

I rented the long arm at a LQS a few weeks ago for the first time and this is my practice piece.


 I am going back down to use the long arm next week to do the Bear Grease Quilt that has been waiting to be quilted for many many months and it is most certainly time.



Lots of things going on here in my corner of the world. I LOVE both the Material Obsession books and have done several quilts from them. Here is a 60 degree triangle quilt from the second book getting ready for piecing. The top and back are done and ready to be basted. I put my favorite grasshopper print on the back. Yummy cute for snuggling. :)


 I have made almost 40 peace cranes this week and did my first crazy pieced scrap crane for Mateo who of course loves it. Doing all these cranes this month really made my think a lot about old friends, hard work, and relentless prayers. No Nukes.



Here's what the floor looks like. SO much fun to play with scraps of fabric.

87 peace cranes sewn so far. When I'm sewing cranes I am thinking of the Hibakusha (survivors and decedents of survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) and I think of my dear friend and mentor, Corbin Harney.  I also think about my dear big hearted husband. <3

A complete scrap bust happened here this week because of some rearranging that happened. Here's what the floor looked like for a while.

I ended up building over 50 12 1/2 slabs that are ready to be pieced with some solid sashing etc. Feels so good to use up all those little precious and not cheap pieces of fabric!


Last but not least is a celebratory photo of the birth room that we built. As a midwife a birth center is something I always wish we had in our community here like they have in Taos. Anyway- we don't have money to build a birth center right now but we all rallied together and renovated a room in the clinic of a local midwifery practice. It turned out so beautiful and I put morning star quilts on the wall and on the bed. I am so excited for mamas to use the space and so proud!


K. Well. That was my 20 minutes on-line today. Nice to see all your beautiful work out there. Please keep the inspiration coming. Happy quilting!

27 comments:

  1. I am in total agreement. Those cranes are fantastic!!

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  2. Beautiful projects! I especially like the star flowers and those cranes are amazing :)

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  3. I love those cranes!! Congratulations on the birth room, it looks so calming and welcoming.

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    1. Thank you and yes so awesome on the birth room.

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  4. My goodness I'm pretty smitten by just about everything that's going on in your sewing room!! The cranes, the stars, oh my!

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  5. You have lots of beautiful projects there.

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    1. I know. Actually in truth I didn't post for a bit so I was catching up (:0)

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  6. Wow, so many beautiful projects!! You really accomplished a lot this week and your quilt and blocks are beautiful!!

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  7. You have been BUSY! I love everything you have going on, awesome!!

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  8. Lovely projects! I really like the lonestar(s). The rainbow is my fav. :)

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    1. Check out my lodestar tutorial - I'd love some feedback! And Thanks!

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  9. Wow, you ARE one busy quilter! How do you fit it all in!? Love the 60 degree triangle quilt - keep on quilting :)

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    1. Well not working all the time helps. Plus that - I need the therapy! Thanks!

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  10. I love seeing all the piles scattered among your sewing area! Love your quilts!!

    Val from myplvl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Valerie! Wow your halloween quilting looks awesome! Looking forward to seeing more!

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  11. Wow, you have loads of beautiful projects here especially the triangle quilt and cranes :)

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  12. Love the Lone Star! This is on my list of first time projects, they are so beautiful!

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  13. Wow!! you have so many fantastic projects going! I love that 60 degree triangle quilt. just beautiful!

    I'm so glad you shared at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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